Promoting and investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) saves lives, improves health and contributes to realising human rights and gender equality. The EU is one of the strongest supporters of SRHR overall, and family planning in particular, with SRHR being recognised as an important area in EU development policies. The EU is also one of the main donors for SRHR in terms of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have a critical role in promoting SRHR in EU external action and upholding the right of young women and men around the world to lead safe and dignified lives, free from coercion and harm. These are just some of the steps MEPs can take to champion SRHR.
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